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Understanding Myostatin E226X

Recently, a copy of a Myostatin Gene mutation, known as Myostatin E226X, was described within the Shorthorn population in Australia. The Myostatin Gene is essential for the proper regulation of skeletal muscle mass. Mutations to the Myostatin gene make the gene less active or inactive, resulting in variations to normal phenotypes which can include muscular hypertrophy or double muscling.
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Richard Ham Life Membership Award

A very special event coincided with the dinner held at the National Show and Sale dinner. Richard Ham of Tataila Shorthorns, Moama, received a standing ovation when he was presented a Life Membership Award to Shorthorn Beef by Shorthorn Beef President Mathew Ashby.
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59th Dectomax National Shorthorn Show and Sale

The 59th Dectomax National Shorthorn Show and Sale has defied the trend this week, posting a very solid result despite extremely trying seasonal conditions across much of the sales traditional catchment area.
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2018 National Show Results

2018 National Show Results Nagol Park Shorthorns, Tamworth have taken the title of Grand Champion Bull at the 2018 Dectomax National Shorthorn Show and Sale with Nagol Park XLT M104. Comments from judge Stephen Peake of Bowen Poll Herefords and Peakes Angus, were “M104 is a standout. His display of phenotype, type of carcass and structure in a complete package.”
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The 59th Dectomax Shorthorn Show & Sale

Next week sees the premier National Shorthorn Show and Sale take place at Dubbo Showgrounds on June 12thand 13th. The event kicks off on Tuesday the 12thwith judging at 12.00pm, with Steve Peake, Bowen Poll Herefords and Peakes Angus, judging
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Royalla set new record in Longreach

For Royalla Shorthorns, a decision to hold a sale of 15 Shorthorn bulls at the recent Longreach Show, has paid handsome dividends with a 100% clearance, top of $17,000 and an average of $6,167, defying the ongoing seasonal conditions.
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Shorthorns Shine in Carcass Competitions

Shorthorn steers have continued to deliver excellent results across large scale carcass competitions in Australia so far this year.
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Trigger and Phyliss Claim Rocky Titles

The Shorthorn judging has concluded at Beef Australia 2018, with an entry each from Trojon Shorthorns and Royalla Shorthorns claiming the titles of Grand Champion Male and Female.
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2018 Marschay Shorthorn Youth Expo

Marschay Shorthorns, Dean, Victoria have been announced as the major sponsors for the 2018 Shorthorn Youth Expo.
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Boomtime for Sprys Sale

Sprys Shorthorns have defied the seasonal conditions to post one of the leading bull sale averages this Autumn.
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About Shorthorn

The Shorthorn breed is truly unique, from their distinctive roan colour, to their rich breed history and most importantly, the wonderful community of breeders, there is nothing else quite like a Shorthorn.

The key to the Shorthorn breeds advantage lies in their balanced genetic profile, driven by market participation that has been developed and refined, after more than 200 years of genetic selection under Australian conditions.

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